April 2, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by debris blockage
MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on April 1 at 3262 Dauphin Street (Rear on Northgate). Approximately 33 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Eslava Creek as result of a debris blockage. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.
Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.
Area residents should take precautions when using Eslava Creek for recreational purposes because of the overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.